Skip to comments.Iran-Backed Rebels in Yemen Loot Secret Files About U.S. Spy Operations
Posted on 03/25/2015 3:41:34 PM PDT by kristinn
Secret intelligence files held by Yemeni security forces and containing details of American intelligence operations in the country have been looted by Iran-backed militia leaders, exposing names of informants and plans for U.S.-backed counter-terrorism operations, U.S. officials say.
U.S. intelligence officials believe additional files were handed directly to Iranian advisors by Yemeni officials who have sided with the Houthi militias that seized control of the capital of Sana last September and later toppled the U.S.-backed president.
For American intelligence networks in Yemen, the damage has been severe. Until recently, U.S. forces deployed in Yemen had worked closely with President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadis government to track and kill Al Qaeda operatives, and President Obama hailed Yemen six months ago as a model for counter-terrorism operations.
But the identities of local agents were considered compromised after Houthi leaders in Sana took over the offices of Yemens National Security Bureau, which had worked closely with the CIA and other intelligence agencies, according to two U.S. officials who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive operations.
Yemeni intelligence officers still loyal to Hadis besieged government burned some secret files, one official said. But they couldnt destroy all of them before the Houthi forces, whose leaders have received some weapons and training from Iran, took control.
The loss of the intelligence networks, in addition to the escalating conflict, contributed to the Obama administrations decision to halt drone strikes in Yemen for two months, to vacate the U.S. Embassy in Sana last month and to evacuate U.S. special operations and intelligence teams from a Yemeni air base over the weekend.
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What difference does it make. Right Hillary?
Remember that QR-170 “Kandahar Beast” drone that crashed in Iran in the middle of nowhere and for HOURS GayMuzzie REFUSED to bomb it to smithereens..?
It would have been SIMPLE.
Just like the unsecured files data and equipment in Benghazi courtesy of Obama, Hillary, and Jarret.
Fund them, arm them, supply them with intel, help them get nukes. And Congress does nothing. The Republicans do NOTHING.
All of them need to go to jail and rot. These traitors are endangering the entire world.
Another blunder by Zero.
To liberals this is ‘WINNING!”
Looks like those informants will now be killed. I wonder if there was information on informants in other Islamic countries? The WH policy in the Middle East just gets worse each day
“This is what success looks like!” - Josh Earnest
This is all by design. Even if Obama was just a victim of his own poor judgement, once in a while something would happen in our favor.
Congress should hire some temps or something. They need to get busy.
Hussein Obama and VJ are high fiving over the news, guaranteed.
We are betrayed - again.
quick offer them $500 bucks for Hillary’s emails if they find them
We’ll be fine so long as they don’t find the yellow sticky note with the passwords written on it.
5000 dinar and the most beautiful goat.
Remember the Plamegate scandal ?
This is much more worse.
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